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Warminster

"WARMINSTER, a parish, post and market town, in the hundred of Warminster, county Wilts, 4 miles S. of Westbury, and 9 from Trowbridge. It is a station on the Wilts and Somerset branch of the Great Western railway, on the river Willey, and near the south-western boundary of Salisbury Plain. It is a petty sessions and polling town, including the hamlets of Boreham and Bugley. Warminster is mentioned in Domesday Book as Guersminstre, and having been held in demesne by Edward the Confessor paid neither Danegeld nor Hidage. The manor subsequently came through the Mauduits, Hungerfords, Howards, and others, to the Thynnes, of Longleat."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

The historic parish is St Denys.

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Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a IGI Chr 1762-1836 Batch C078051

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Description and Travel

  • 'Virtual Warminster' is a website with information including a timeline and a bibliography.

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Gazetteers

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Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Genealogy

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Warminster has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

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Population

  • Population was 6,115 in 1831, 7,660 in 1951.

 

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.